What is it?

Cholestasis of pregnancy occurs in late pregnancy and is characterized by itching, typically on the hands and feet. The reason for cholestasis of pregnancy is unclear, but risk factors include personal or family history of cholestasis in pregnancy, history of liver damage or disease, and being pregnant with more than one fetus. Complications may include preterm birth, lung problems in the baby and stillbirth.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Cholestasis (gallbladder condition) in pregnancy

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include itching with no rash, typically on the hands and feet, worsens at night, jaundice, nausea and loss of appetite.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests for bile levels.


Treatment includes medication to ease the itching and monitoring the fetus health with nonstress testing, and sometimes an early induction of labor is suggested.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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